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By Susan Suntree

A heritage that's equivalent elements technology and mythology, Sacred Sites deals a unprecedented and poetic imaginative and prescient of a global composed of dynamic usual forces and mythic characters. the result's a novel and noteworthy account of the evolution of the Southern California panorama, reflecting the riches of either local wisdom and Western medical thought.

Beginning with Western technological know-how, poet Susan Suntree includes readers from the massive Bang to the current as she describes the origins of the universe, the moving of tectonic plates, and an evolving array of crops and animals that provide Southern California its targeted good points this day. She tells of the migration of people into the sector, the place they settled, and the way they lived. Complementing this narrative and reflecting the local people’s view in their personal historical past and lifestyle, Suntree recounts the construction myths and songs that inform the tale of the 1st humans, of unforgettable shamans and heroes, and of the origins and migrations of the human beings.

Featuring modern images of hardly ever obvious landmarks besides meticulous learn, Sacred Sites offers strange perception into how normal heritage and mythology, and medical and intuitive considering mix to create an ever-deepening experience of a spot and its humans.

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